The Organization has 54 field offices around the world. Its headquarters are located in Paris, France.
Its mission is to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information.
The Organization focuses, in particular, on two global priorities, Africa and Gender equality, and supports the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted at the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly, through all its programmes.
Developed by UNESCO in close collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity , the ‘Biodiversity Learning Kit, Volume 2, Activities’ aims to help secondary school students and teachers understand the multiple dimensions and com...More
This publication offers technical guidance for education professionals (policy-makers, teachers and various education stakeholders) on how to address the concrete challenges posed by violent extremism. The Guide particularly aims to help policy-makers with...More
Today’s societies are searching for models and practices that will permit them to live together in harmony. Despite the difficulty of the task, efforts continue to be made in this direction throughout the world. It is the combination of these efforts and a...More
UNESCO Jakarta published the training material ‘Climate Change Education for Asia Pacific Small Island Developing States.” Developed under a project funded by the Government of Malaysia, the publication aims to enhance the capacity of teachers at all level...More
The new UNESCO publication ‘ Education for Sustainable Development Goals – Learning Objectives ’ aims to support policy-makers, curriculum developers and educators in designing strategies, curricula and courses to promote learning for the SDGs. The documen...More
The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) has published the policy brief “ Community-based learning for sustainable development ” to highlight the wide and far-reaching benefits of community-based learning, particularly in the light of the 2030 Agen...More
Education is, indeed, indispensable to help foster a sense of belonging to a common humanity, to empower learners to become active citizens in crafting a more peaceful, tolerant, inclusive and secure world. This is the spirit of UNESCO’s Global Citizenship...More
Considering that ICT is the dominant means by which citizens can participate in and contribute to the knowledge society, it is of paramount importance that they equip themselves with the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes to harness its potential...More
The “Action for Climate Empowerment: Guidelines for accelerating solutions through education, training and public awareness” is a publication intended to facilitate the work of National Focal Points, policy-makers and civil society organisations to impleme...More
A growing demand for professionals in Science, Technology, Mathematics and Engineering (STEM) is met with a significant labour shortage in these fields. Women are often underrepresented in STEM, and their low levels of participation can be traced back all...More